Meet the Team

 

Mark

Favorite Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, hike/biking in the mountains

Best Outdoor Experience: 7 days on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River (the River of No Return) in Idaho with my family

Side Jobs: International and Winter Olympic Ski and Snowboard Competition Director

Favorite Line from a song: "You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em" ~ The Gambler by Kenny Roger

Lisa

Word that best describes you? Optimistic

Where in the world have you traveled? Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Thailand, France, Germany, Austria, Great Brittan, Ireland and East to West in the United States.

What's the longest you've gone without a shower, and why? 3 showers in 50 days while studying an Outdoor Semester in the Rockies with Colorado Mountain College. The most amazing college experience ever!!!

Favorite place in the US to visit? Telluride, CO... a little slice of heaven only 6 hours from home.

Favorite activities? Skiing, camping, adventuring with my son Jack & husband Ben, river running, travel and home improvement.

 
 

Britni

Best outdoor experience: Backpacking in Northern Arizona

Side job: Being an Auntie to 7 nieces and nephews

Favorite activities: Hanging out with my husband, drinking coffee in my backyard, skiing, mountain biking, driving down dirt roads, visiting my twin, swimming, traveling, being outside, paper crafting.

Favorite line from a song: "Don't question why she needs to be so free. She'll tell you it's the only way to be." -The Rolling Stones, Ruby Tuesday

Where in the world have you traveled? Thailand, Canada, England, Greece, Italy, Mexico, France, India.

Gina

Favorite Activities: Walking in the woods with my dog Ruca, Yoga, and eating delicious food.

Best Outdoor Experience: Definitely rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with the best people.

Side jobs: One day I’ll have a farm...

Favorite line from a song: "Your heart gets bored with your mind and it changes you" -John Prine, All the Best

If you could be any animal what would it be and why? Great Blue Heron. They are majestic and I could fly to some pretty dang beautiful spots.

 

Olivia

Word that describes you? Goofy and kind

Favorite Activities:   Hiking, working out, napping and baking.

Best outdoor experience: Rafting the Grand Canyon with my family.

Side jobs: house and dog sitting

Where is your favorite place in the U.S. to visit?Tahoe, California or Hawaii

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? A sloth. We all need to slow down and enjoy life.

Kate

Side Job: Graminoid Field Guide.

Best outdoor experience: 3 day car camping trip to hike in the Grand Tetons in Jackson, WY.

Most Embarrassing Moment: Getting kicked out of McDonalds in Venice, Italy for not wearing "pants".

Favorite Line from a Song: "Think of me often or loosen my coffin." -Shakey Graves, Unlucky Sin

Favorite Place in US to visit: Arch Cape, OR

 
 

Jack 

Best outdoor experience: kayaking through marble canyon and camping at the bottom of horseshoe bend.

Side job: full time lumberjack!

Favorite activities: snowboarding, kayaking, driving through the mountains and hiking with my dog!

Favorite line from a song: Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong - John Denver

Favorite place in the U.S. to visit: Colorful Colorado

John

Favorite Activities: Skiing, Rock Climbing, and Mountain Biking

If you were to click your heels together and be anywhere in the world, where would you be? Iceland to watch the Northern Lights.

What is your best outdoor experience? Hiking and skiing The Grand Coulior in Silverton, CO. It is a line I've always dreamed of skiing. Last ski season conditions lined up and avalanche danger was low so I was finally able to ski it.

Favorite place in the US to visit: Hawaii

 
 

Emily

Favorite Activities:   Filming, skiing, soccer, fishing, and mountain biking.

Best Outdoors Experience:   Camping in Zion National Park and getting absolutely rained on.

If you could click your heels together and be anywhere in the world, where would you be?   Switzerland, never been but really want to go.

Philosophy that makes sense:  Pura Vida: the good life

Side jobs:   Filmmaker, Hydroponics, and drowning in homework

Where in the world have you traveled?   Costa Rica, Mexico, and Panama

Where is your favorite place in the U.S. to visit?  Playa Negra Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Daniel

Favorite activities: watching movies, hanging with friends, adventuring, and climbing

Philosophy: the Zima Blue philosophy 

If you could be any animal, what would you be? I would be an octopus because they're stellar and the ocean is a beautiful place.

Favorite place in the U.S. to visit: Santa Cruz CA or Yosemite National Park

What is your super hero power? Telekinesis

 

Julia

Favorite Activities:  Climbing, camping, rafting, hiking, biking, skiing, and sleeping

Best Outdoors Experience:   Rafting the Salmon River in Idaho or rafting the Grand Canyon

If you could click your heels together and be anywhere in the world, where would you be?   Switzerland, never been but really want to go.

Philosophy that makes sense: Nothing is real and time is a social construct

Side jobs: Forest gremlin, grad student

Favorite line from a song: “Perspective is the goodbye kiss to selfishness” -Panorama, Cool Cool